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Gazos Creek ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Gazos Creek Surf Guide

Gazos Creek in San Mateo is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks and sharks.

Gazos Creek Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
11.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Gazos Creek:

The best conditions reported for surf at Gazos Creek occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Gazos Creek (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Gazos Creek with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 51% of the time in January while 47% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
51%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
47%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Gazos Creek Location Map

Interactive Gazos Creek surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Gazos Creek is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ) in USA, 40 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Gazos Creek is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), also in USA, 44 km (27 miles) away.

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Gazos Creek Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 08:42 Local Time
Sunday 18
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 5
NNE 10
NW 20
NW 25
NW
Wind State glass cross cross cross-
off

Swell History at Gazos Creek

Surf stats for Gazos Creek, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Gazos Creek

Wind stats for Gazos Creek, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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